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Northeast Briefs

Outfit demand

Guwahati, May 3: A delegation of Assam Public Work, a non-political outfit, on Thursday met Sambhu Singh, joint secretary (Northeast) in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum to home minister P.C. Chidambaram. Expressing concern over the abnormal rise in the number of electorates in the state, the outfit demanded scientific update of the National Register of Citizens, 1951.

Blockade

Jorhat: Activists of All Assam Chutia Students’ Union today blocked the National Highway 37 at Kakajan for two hours and staged a demonstration in front of Lahowal police station, demanding ST status for the Chutia community.

Review meet

Jorhat: Social welfare and prisons minister Akon Bora reviewed the progress of various schemes of his department with officials of Jorhat, Sivasagar and Golaghat districts at a meeting held at the DC’s conference hall on Thursday.

Appeal

Guwahati: The Assam State Jamiat Ulema on Thursday, appealed to Muslims across the state to pray for those who lost their lives in the Dhubri boat tragedy. press release stated that a religious function “Mehfil-e-Dua” would be organised in Dhubri district on Sunday.

Allegation

Shillong: Nine Korean pastors, who reached Shillong on Thursday for mission work, alleged that police at the check gate in Byrnihat allegedly took Rs 1,000 for entering the state.